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APR forum in Vladivostok to attract foreign partners to development of Far East

January 17, 2013, 10:59 UTC+3

Tens of draft resolutions in different spheres were already submitted for consideration at the forum

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VLADIVOSTOK, January 17 (Itar-Tass) – A session of the Asia-Pacific regional parliamentary forum in Vladivostok will allow attracting foreign partners to the development of the Far East and the Primorsky Territory. During this forum the presentations of major investment projects will be held, Speaker of the Primorsky Legislative Assembly Viktor Gorchakov told reporters on Thursday.

In particular, the participants in the session of the APR forum will study a project to expand the car production at the motor works Sollers-Far East, build a shipyard Zvezda, a sport technical complex Primorsky Koltso (ring), as well as a project of an integrated entertainment zone Primorye in the Muravyinaya Bay outside Vladivostok. An exhibition of educational and scientific-research programs will be held.

“The APR parliamentary forum will focus on a meeting between young parliamentarians from the APR countries,” Gorchakov said. “Tens of draft resolutions in different spheres were already submitted for consideration at the forum. These draft resolutions concern the promotion of trade and investments, the establishment of regional cooperation in environmental protection, the counteraction to transnational crime and terrorism and the intensification of cultural and educational exchanges,” he remarked.

The Asia-Pacific parliamentary forum will hold its next session at the Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island on January 27-31. Twenty-eight countries confirmed that they will participate in the forum. About 1,000 guests will arrive in the Primorsky Territory.

Viktor Gorchakov noted a round-table meeting devoted to the theme “APR-Europe: new horizons of cooperation” is on the agenda of the forum. “Russia is the only Eurasian country in the Asia-Pacific parliamentary forum, and it is very important for us to find a worthy place in the cooperation between Europe and Asia,” the speaker of the Primorsky Legislative Assembly said. “For the first time the UN deputy general secretary, members and special envoys from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the Interparliamentary Union and several other organizations will participate in the Asia-Pacific parliamentary forum,” Gorchakov said.

“Thus, European interparliamentary agencies and unions have something to share with their partners from the Asia-Pacific Region. I believe that this will enrich the work of our Asia-Pacific parliamentary forum,” Gorchakov underlined.


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